Barbara E. Turen

Associate General Counsel

Prior to joining the Rutgers Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Barbara E. Turen was a Director of Legal Management for UMDNJ from 2007 to 2013, and a Deputy Attorney General and litigator for the State of New Jersey from 1994 until 2007.  While a Director of Legal Management, Ms. Turen monitored labor and employment cases, as well as other litigated matters implicating constitutional, discrimination, disability and civil rights claims.  She also provided legal counsel to the University’s Deans, Associate Deans and faculty regarding the creation and implementation of University policies affecting a wide range of student and faculty issues, including discipline, dismissal, tenure and termination.  In addition to her employment with UMDNJ and the Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Turen worked as an associate and litigator for the law firm of Hannoch Weisman in Roseland, New Jersey. 

Ms. Turen received her B.A. with distinction from George Washington University; an M.A. with Honors in Comparative Literature from University College, London University; and her J.D.  Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall Law School.  At Seton Hall Law School, she was a founding member of the editorial board of the Constitutional Law Journal and the author of the case note, “The Juvenile Death Penalty: The Life and Death of Parens Patriae”.  She was also chosen to be a judicial intern for the Honorable Herman A. Michels, then presiding judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey- Appellate Division.

Ms. Turen was an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall Law School from 1994 to 2007, where she taught Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy.  She has served as Moot Court judge for both Rutgers and Seton Hall Law School. 

She was a 2013 recipient of the Dean’s Citation from the School of Health Related Professions for her services to the University.